Book Breaks historians in clockwise order: Eric Foner, Peniel Joseph, Rick Atkinson, Kariann Akemi Yokota, Annette Gordon-Reed,  and Lonnie G. Bunch III

Website Subscriptions

The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers three site subscription options, outlined below. 

Note: K–12 Educators can receive full site access by registering for our free Affiliate School Program

In addition, anyone can register to receive email communications and/or purchase Self-Paced Courses by visiting this page.


JournalHistory Now Subscription

History Now is the online journal of the Gilder Lehrman Institute. 

  • A one-year subscription includes access to the three new issues published annually.
  • Each issue features original essays by renowned historians on key topics, eras, and themes in American history.
  • Subscriptions also include full access to the backlist of History Now, featuring hundreds of essays by leading US history scholars.

LincolnHistory Resources Subscription

Subscribe for one year of access to the searchable online catalog of the Gilder Lehrman Collection and related history resources. 

Your subscription includes

• Immediate access to selected images in the Institute’s catalog of more than 80,000 primary sources 

• In-depth spotlights on hundreds of original primary source documents

• Interactive online exhibitions exploring key moments and figures in US history

• More than 300 video lectures by eminent US history scholars

• Dozens of essays by renowned historians offering a range of views on American history

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Book Breaks historians in clockwise order: Eric Foner, Peniel Joseph, Rick Atkinson, Kariann Akemi Yokota, Annette Gordon-Reed,  and Lonnie G. Bunch IIIBook Breaks Subscription

A one-year $25 subscription to Book Breaks includes full access to the weekly live program and our ever-expanding Book Breaks archive, featuring more than eighty sessions with the nation’s leading historians.

Book Breaks, held each Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, features renowned historians discussing their latest works. The program takes place live on Zoom and features a discussion of the book followed by a Q&A with the at-home audience. Our guests have included David Blight, Eric Foner, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peniel Joseph, Elizabeth Varon, and more.

This program is free to Affiliate School teachers and students.

Members of the general public can purchase a subscription here. After purchasing your subscription, please visit the Book Breaks page to register for the upcoming program.